What is court?

  • (noun): A yard wholly or partly surrounded by walls or buildings.
    Example: "The house was built around an inner court"
    Synonyms: courtyard
    See also — Additional definitions below

Court

A court is a tribunal, often a governmental institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and administrative matters in accordance with the rule of law. In both common law and civil law legal systems, courts are the central means for dispute resolution, and it is generally understood that all persons have an ability to bring their claims before a court. Similarly, the rights of those accused of a crime include the right to present a defense before a court.

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Dunstan - Early Life (909–43) - School To The King's Court
... He was later appointed to the court of King Athelstan ... was the envy of other members of the court ... The king ordered him to leave the court and as Dunstan was leaving the palace his enemies physically attacked him, beat him severely, bound him, and threw him into a cesspool ...
Daniel Webster - Constitutional Lawyer
... scholar of his generation and probably had more influence on the powerful Marshall Court than any other advocate had ... the 223 cases he argued before the Supreme Court, he won about half of them ... most celebrated constitutional cases decided by the Court between 1801 and 1824 ...
Emperor Go-Kameyama - Eras of Go-Kameyama's Reign
... Nanboku-chō southern court Eras as reckoned by legitimate Court (as determined by Meiji rescript) Kōwa (1381–1384) Genchū (1384–1393) Nanboku-chō northern court Eras as ...
Iona Nikitchenko
... Russian SFSR) was a judge of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union ... His court experience started in May 1920 when he was appointed as the chairman-deputy of the Military Court of Semirechye Army Group during the Civil War ... In 1924 was appointed as the member of the Military Court Collegiate of the Moscow Military District ...
Wyoming - State Law and Government - Judicial System
... Wyoming's highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, with five justices presiding over appeals from the state's lower courts ... Wyoming is unusual in that it does not have an intermediate appellate court, like most states ... Appeals from the state district courts go directly to the Wyoming Supreme Court ...

More definitions of "court":

  • (noun): An assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business.
    Synonyms: tribunal, judicature
  • (noun): A room in which a law court sits.
    Synonyms: courtroom
  • (noun): Australian woman tennis player who won many major championships (born in 1947).
    Synonyms: Margaret Court
  • (noun): The family and retinue of a sovereign or prince.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (noun): The sovereign and his advisers who are the governing power of a state.
    Synonyms: royal court
  • (verb): Engage in social activities leading to marriage.
    Example: "We were courting for over ten years"
  • (verb): Seek someone's favor.
    Synonyms: woo
  • (noun): Respectful deference.
    Example: "Pay court to the emperor"
    Synonyms: homage
  • (noun): A specially marked area within which a game is played.
    Example: "Players had to reserve a court in advance"
  • (noun): The residence of a sovereign or nobleman.
    Example: "The king will visit the duke's court"

Famous quotes containing the word court:

    The city is recruited from the country. In the year 1805, it is said, every legitimate monarch in Europe was imbecile. The city would have died out, rotted, and exploded, long ago, but that it was reinforced from the fields. It is only country which came to town day before yesterday, that is city and court today.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.
    Vera Brittain (1893–1970)

    We should have learnt by now that laws and court decisions can only point the way. They can establish criteria of right and wrong. And they can provide a basis for rooting out the evils of bigotry and racism. But they cannot wipe away centuries of oppression and injustice—however much we might desire it.
    Hubert H. Humphrey (1911–1978)